Kenneth Edwin Schmader, MD

Professor of Medicine
Director of the GRECC and ACOS for Geriatrics and Extended Care
Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development
Campus mail Duke Box 3469, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 660-7572
Email address schma001@mc.duke.edu

Dr. Schmader’s areas of research include herpes zoster, infections, and vaccines in older adults.  He conducts translational, clinical trials and observational studies of herpes zoster, influenza, pneumococcal and respiratory syncytial vaccines and other infections funded by grants from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), VA Office of Research and Development, and Industry sources.  He has played a pivotal role in the development of zoster vaccines in older adults.  Dr. Schmader also performs research in medications and older adults, focusing on pharmacoepidemiology, optimal drug use and reduction of adverse drug reactions.

He is the Director of the NIA-funded P30 Duke Pepper Older Americans Independence Center and Co-PI of the NIAID funded Vaccine and Therapeutics Effectiveness Unit (VTEU) at Duke.  He serves on the Working Groups for the Herpes Zoster, Influenza, and General Adult Immunization Guidelines for the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and is the American Geriatrics Society liaison to the ACIP.

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Geriatrics, Medicine, Duke University, 1986 - 1988
  • Chief Medical Resident, Medicine, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1983 - 1983
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1980 - 1983
  • M.D., Wake Forest University, 1980

Grants

Publications

Fatemi, Gita, Meika A. Fang, Paula Breuer, Paul E. Cherniak, Angela Gentili, Joseph T. Hanlon, Jordan F. Karp, et al. “Deconstructing chronic low back pain in the older adult--Step by step evidence and expert-based recommendations for evaluation and treatment part III: Fibromyalgia syndrome..” Pain Med 16, no. 9 (September 2015): 1709–19. https://doi.org/10.1111/pme.12863.

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Kannan, Senthil, Raj K. Kurupati, Susan A. Doyle, Gordon J. Freeman, Kenneth E. Schmader, and Hildegund C. J. Ertl. “BTLA expression declines on B cells of the aged and is associated with low responsiveness to the trivalent influenza vaccine..” Oncotarget 6, no. 23 (August 14, 2015): 19445–55. https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.4597.

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Lisi, Anthony J., Paula Breuer, Rollin M. Gallagher, Eric Rodriguez, Michelle I. Rossi, Kenneth Schmader, Joel D. Scholten, and Debra K. Weiner. “Deconstructing Chronic Low Back Pain in the Older Adult-Step by Step Evidence and Expert-Based Recommendations for Evaluation and Treatment: Part II: Myofascial Pain..” Pain Med 16, no. 7 (July 2015): 1282–89. https://doi.org/10.1111/pme.12821.

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Brenes-Salazar, Jorge A., Laith Alshawabkeh, Kenneth E. Schmader, Joseph T. Hanlon, and Daniel E. Forman. “Clinical pharmacology relevant to older adults with cardiovascular disease..” J Geriatr Cardiol 12, no. 3 (May 2015): 192–95. https://doi.org/10.11909/j.issn.1671-5411.2015.03.018.

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Morrison, Vicki A., Gary R. Johnson, Kenneth E. Schmader, Myron J. Levin, Jane H. Zhang, David J. Looney, Robert Betts, et al. “Long-term persistence of zoster vaccine efficacy..” Clin Infect Dis 60, no. 6 (March 15, 2015): 900–909. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciu918.

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Jump, Robin L. P., Barbara Heath, Christopher J. Crnich, Rebekah Moehring, Kenneth E. Schmader, Danielle Olds, and Patricia A. Higgins. “Knowledge, beliefs, and confidence regarding infections and antimicrobial stewardship: a survey of Veterans Affairs providers who care for older adults..” Am J Infect Control 43, no. 3 (March 1, 2015): 298–300. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2014.11.017.

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Gould, Lisa, Peter Abadir, Harold Brem, Marissa Carter, Teresa Conner-Kerr, Jeff Davidson, Luisa DiPietro, et al. “Chronic wound repair and healing in older adults: current status and future research..” J Am Geriatr Soc 63, no. 3 (March 2015): 427–38. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.13332.

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Kim, David K., Carolyn B. Bridges, Kathleen H. Harriman, Kathleen H. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Kathleen H. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and Kathleen H. ACIP Adult Immunization Work Group. “Advisory committee on immunization practices recommended immunization schedule for adults aged 19 years or older--United States, 2015..” Mmwr Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 64, no. 4 (February 6, 2015): 91–92.

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Scholars@Duke

Gould, Lisa, Peter Abadir, Harold Brem, Marissa Carter, Teresa Conner-Kerr, Jeff Davidson, Luisa DiPietro, et al. “Chronic wound repair and healing in older adults: current status and future research..” Wound Repair Regen 23, no. 1 (January 2015): 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1111/wrr.12245.

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Aspinall, Sherrie L., Xinhua Zhao, Todd P. Semla, Francesca E. Cunningham, Allison M. Paquin, Mary Jo Pugh, Kenneth E. Schmader, Roslyn A. Stone, Joseph T. Hanlon, and Joseph T. Veterans Affairs Community Living Center Pharmacotherapy Research Group. “Epidemiology of drug-disease interactions in older veteran nursing home residents..” J Am Geriatr Soc 63, no. 1 (January 2015): 77–84. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.13197.

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